when\ the\ dust\ settles

• after the dust clears
• when the dust settles
adv. phr.
When a troubling, confusing, or disastrous event is finally over.

John invited Tim for dinner, but since Tim's father had just died, he replied, "thanks. I'd like to come after the dust settles."


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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